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MAY 1925 



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Dedication 



As we, who are about to depart, stand upon the threshold of a new 
life, and pause for a few moments to look back upon the old, many faces 
we recall — those of our classmates, and those of our teachers who helped 
us through trials and fitted us for life in the great wide world. Above 
them all, however, rises one who so earnestly, prayerfully, yet firmly urged 
us onward toward a high goal. To this one, 

Our honored Principal, 
DR. P. W. MOORE, 
we, the class of 1925, with the greatest admiration and esteem dedicate 
this Annual. 



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PROF. J. H. BIAS, Vice-Principal 



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STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION 

GOVERNOR A. W. McLEAN President 

HON. J. ELMER LONG Lieutenant Governor 

A. T. ALLEN Supt. Public Instruction, Secretary 

HON. W. W. EVERETT Secretary of State 

HON. B. R. LACY ? Treasurer 

HON. BAXTER DURHAM Auditor 

HON. J. S. MANNING Attorney General 

PROF. N. C. NEWBOLD State Director of Negro Education 



TRUSTEES 



HON. W. 0. SAUNDERS 

MR. W. G. GAITHER 

MR. T. S. WHITE 
MR. S. I. HARREL 
PROF. N. C. NEWBOLD 



President 

.Secretary and Treasurer 



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MISS EVA LEWIS 



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An Appreciation 



Should we go further in this Annual without mentioning our director, 
we would not feel justified. Miss Eva J. Lewis is a graduate of the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, and for several years has been an instructor here 
at the State Normal School. In this capacity she has few peers and fewer 
superiors. 

Just as the renowned statesmen of the ages have sought to establish 
an ideal government, Miss Lewis has sought and still seeks to develop an 
ideal school. To this end she labors incessantly and untiringly. Her re- 
markable personality enables her to approach that which she seeks. Be- 
cause of thorough preparation for her work, sincere interest in that work 
and her students, and because she has always used the fundamental prin- 
ciples of religion as her guide, she has been enabled to render such faithful 
and efficient service. 

The class of 1925 takes this opportunity to thank Miss Lewis for her 
invaluable assistance in the production of this Annual. It is our prayer 
that many classes which shall follow us may be blessed with her services. 



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An Acknowledgment 

The members of the Annual staff desire to express their gratitude 
to the following members of the Senior High School class for assistance 
in gathering material for "The Normal Light": Glennie Lawrence, Alice 
Wilson, Lillian Moss, Austin Stitt, Robert Graves, and Pollie Hale. 

We further desire to acknowledge our indebtedness to the following 
members of the Faculty who assisted in typing the manuscript for the 
press: Prof. U. S. Brooks, Miss Willie M. King, and Miss Lucy D. Jackson. 



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PROP. H. D. JACOBS, Member of Faculty 



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PROF. L. L. HENDERSON, Member of Faculty 



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Faculty 



DR. P. W. MOORE Principal 

A. M., LI. D., Shaw University. 
You have heard of a poet-laureate but perhaps you have not heard of a Principal-laureate. 
Well, if you haven't here is your chance. We give him this name, for surely Dr. Moore should 
be crowned with laurel. Since the organization of the school in 1892 he has devoted his time 
wholly to its success. 

PROF. J. H. BIAS - Vice--Principal 

A. B., Lincoln University (Mo.) 
He can truly be called the father of Education. In the drama of our school life he repre- 
sents zeal, intellectualism, and eloquence. The short time he has been with us Prof. Bias has 
spent his time in trying to make us see the importance of using our time well. 

MISS OTHELLO HARRIS Science and Education 

A. B., Howard University, M. A., Columbia University. 
Where does light go when it is blown out? How can the dot washed from the blackboard 
be used again? Ask Miss Harris. She can surely give an answer. 

PROF. L. L. HENDERSON Education and History 

Ph. B., Drake University. 
He knows the history of the whole world as we know our alphabet. We think he must 
have been present at the Hundred Years War from the way he can talk about it. 

PROF. C. F. HOLMES Mathematics 

A. B., Howard University. 
"Chalk and talk" is his motto. He wants you to explain the proposition while putting it 
down. He can work anything pertaining to mathematics except "subtract chickens from pigs". 

MRS. M. E. DOLES Education and Critic Supervisor 

A. B., Shaw University. 
A pleasing personality and remarkable ability as a critic teacher are the excellent possess- 
ions of our supervisor of the Normal Department. Under her direction the work progresses 
smoothly. 

MISS W. M. KING English, Latin and French 

A. B., Wilberforce University. 
"Bonjour, Mademoiselle, comment-allez-vous?" 
"Bonjour, je me porte bien." 

When you leave Miss King's class, you are able to speak French with the ghosts of 
Napoleon Bonaparte, Jean D'Arc or Marie Antoinette. 

MISS E. J. LEWIS - — English 

A. B., University of Michigan. 
We believe that she knows everything about English. She is "thoroughness" personified 
and puts English right there for us. If we don't get it, it isn't any fault of hers. She is the 
Senior High School class adviser and gives us the "real" advice. 

MISS L. D. QUARLES French and Latin 

A. B., Howard University. 
"Un, deux, trois, et unus, duo, tres" these are her subjects and these she can teach. Talk 
about coming in late — oh, no! and cut class if you dare! She finishes her classes by saying, 
"What are vou going to do?" 

REV. J. T. DOLES History and Civics 

H. B., Shaw University. 
"Wait a minute, daughter" is his favorite expression. Everyone likes his method of teach- 
ing History for he makes it a delightful story. At prayer meeting he points out the straight 
and narrow path. 

MISS A. M. DAVIS Music 

A. B., Fisk University. 
"When she sits down and begins to play 
Time is forgotten and flies away." 

MRS. JULIA MARSH Domestic Art 

A. B., Howard University. 
Sewing is essential. Mrs. Marsh can teach one to make a dress from a pair of trousers. 
She takes the scissors and says to them, "Cut", and they obey her. Her fashion shows are not 
surpassed by the Federated Stvle Shows of New York. 

MISS M. E". OSBY Domestic Science 

Fisk University. 
"She teaches the baking of cakes and pies, 
Bread, doughnuts and cookies, too; 
With flour and spice and all things nice 
She shows us what to do." 



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MISS E. C. HARRIS Librarian 

A. B., Shaw University. 
"She can give you a book as quick as a look. 
Hut if over time you keep it a day 
You're sure of a fine— she'll make you pay." 

PROF. U. S. BROOKS Mathematics and Chemistry 

A. B., Howard University. 
Here is a genuine chemist. It seems as if the spirits of (Jay Lussac ami other chemists 
are incarnated within him. 

MR. A. A. DALTON Science and Mathematics 

A. B., Ohio University. 
What is gravity, metamorphosis and buoyancy? Who knows? Mr. Dalton. He is very 
accurate in our experiments and in algebra and insists that we be accurate, too, because he 
likes to draw circles (zeros). 

MR. H. JACOBS Vocational Education 

Hampton Institute. 
Listen! If you want to know how to make your soil fertile, how to raise more ami better 
live-stock, secure information from Mr. Jacobs. After seeing him you will also know a 
Minorca from a Plymouth Rock. 

MISS MILDRED E. LEE Elementary Grades 

Eastern Illinois State Normal College. 
"To be good is to be happy," 
Says Miss Lee of the Junior Grades — 
"If you're noisy I'll be snappy, 
And you'll surely be afraid." 
She succeeded in getting this thought across the first time she said it. 

MISS MADELVN TURNER Primary Grades 

East Stroudsburg State Normal School. 
She contradicts the statement that little folks should be seen and not heard. She likes to 
talk especially about the primarv, binary and neutral colors. 

MISS MILDRED E. LEWIS____ . Primary Grades 

Ohio University. 
What is home without a mother? What would the Y. W. C. A. be without Miss Lewis? 
We expect that she is even now making plans for the next vesper services. 

MISS MAMIE SAMPSON Primary Grades 

Ohio University. 
"Smile and the world smiles with you" — so will Miss Sampson. We wonder if she smiles 
so sweetly in order to soften the hard marking system. 

MISS FLORENCE HICKMAN . History, English and Mathematics 

"Zero" is her favorite word. When one doesn't get her lessons she not only says "zero" 
but she gives it. Students prefer to be absent from her classes if they do not have their lessons 
because thev know what's coming. 

MISS LUCY D. JACKSON Bookkeeper and Stenographer 

Maiden High School — Commercial Department. 
Pay your fees, because you can't get by even if you try, for Miss Jackson can surely keep 
an account. We are always glad for her to meet us with a check. 

MISS S. D. YOUNG - Matron 

Tuskegee Institute. 
"You'll have to do better than that!" shouts Mrs. Young. She was formerly a matron of 
Tuskegee. She could give Queen Sanitation points on housekeeping and Pola Negri could learn 
much about how to work and still keep young from her. 

MISS BESSIE V. MOORE Diet,,, an 

Shaw University. 
Her Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts satisfy the longing for home cooked food. 

MISS J. O. RAYNER Matron 

State Normal School. 
Don't you hear her talking to you? Well, if you don't a new name is added to the working 
list and you learn about ladies from her. 

MISS JESSIE WAINWRIGHT Dining Hall Matron 

Hampton Institute. -i, 

"Cleanliness is next to Godliness." We believe that Miss Wainwright's eleventh com- 
mandment is "Thou shalt not spill food on the table cloth." When we break this command- 
ment we tremble in our boots; the rolling of her eyes makes words unnecessary. 



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Faculty 



MR. CHARLES J. JENKINS Chie) Engin 

Michigan Automobile School, Engineer's Certificate from V. S. Government. 
He can fix anything about machinery — simple or complex— and he is an A-l electrician. 

MR. CLAUDE F." WILDER School Garde 

State Normal School. 
He knows how to raise prize potatoes and other vegetables. 



THE STAFF 

Editcr-in-Chief NICHOLAS MEEKINS 

Associate Editor BESSIE STEWART 

Social Editor GERTRUDE HOWARD 

Sport Editor WILLIE GRAVES 

Fun Editor JOHN BLOUNT 

Business Manager PAUL SEARCY 

Advertising Manager AUBREY BACKUS 

Art Editor JULIAN MEBANE 

Faculty Advisor MISS EVA J. LEWIS 



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SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 
OFFICERS 

President PAUL SEARCY 

Vice-President JULIAN MEBANE 

Secretary GLENNIE LAWRENCE 

Assistant Secretary LILLIAN MOSS 

Chaplain JOHN BLOUNT 

Sergeant-at-Arms NICHOLAS MEEKINS 

Treasurer MISS EVA J. LEWIS 

Historian ANNIE JENKINS 

Prophet ALICE WILSON 

Pee. MIRIAM GORE 

CLASS COLORS: Green and Gold. 
CLASS FLOWER: White Rose. 
CLASS MOTTO : Cogito ergo sum. 



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GENEVA ROGERSON 

We wonder where she gets her pink 
cheeks. But we will believe her. She 
also likes to have her way sometimes 
but we can't fault her for that — we 
all do sometimes. 



ELIZA SATTERFIELD 

"Liz" has added another melodious 
voice to our number. Some day we 
expect to hear her in the opera. 



ARLEAMAN SADLER 

"Beaman", as he is often called, 
usually answers questions correctly 
in Physics during examination but — 
if anyone who is sitting near him 
laughs, he thinks his answers have 
been seen and changes them at once. 
Then he grieves over the lost 100. 



REGENT STATEN 

Regent is noted for her beautiful 
eyes. She spends most of her preci- 
ous time making eyes rather than 
studying her lesson. 




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AUSTIN STITT 

Sometimes he is accidentally called 
"Stitch". As a rule he is a good stu- 
dent in all his subjects. His left hand 
is known to bring him 100 in Mathe- 
matics, but his eyes deceive him in 
English. He either reads the question 
wrong or he doesn't see it at all. 



BERNICE STEWART 

"Berney" will make a famous artist 
if we judge from the skill with which 
she paints her cheeks. In spite of the 
fact that most of her time is con- 
sumed in this way she might be called 
ambitious. 



DALLAS SPRUILL 

"Dall" will some day become an 
orator if he keeps learning by heart 
Cicero already translated. He has 
the right attitude for a student 
though, for he will not leave a class 
until he understands that which he did 



CLEOPATRA TONEY 

"Supercilious" should be her name 
as it is fitting. In Mathematics she is 
sub-teacher — always knowing as much 
as the teacher until examination. 
Then she is forced to ride. 



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MATTIE WHITE 

"Mat" is very very quiet when 
asleep in class. She declares that she 
wants no more foreign languages — 
Physics is enough for her. 



ALICE WILSON 

"Ve" is with us again. She tried 
Booker T. but found that there was 
no school like dear old S. N. S. "Ve" 
is studious especially in Latin but in 
Mathematics she is never known to 
possess a pencil. 



HATTIE GREGORY 

"Slow but sure" is Hattie's policy. 
She does not say this, yet she proves 
it. When called on to recite she takes 
her time but does not fail to give a 
correct answer. 



GERTRUDE HOWARD 

"Bonnie" is her pet name. She 
takes great pride in her curls but she 
devotes her time to books and suc- 
ceeds. 




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LODIA ALLEN 
She always has a smile and 
jolly little chap. Lodia i; 
;udious in Domestic Art. 



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NAOMI ALLEN 

"O girl! She did give us that, didn't 

she ? 'Na" always forgets where the 

assignment is until near the time for 

the bell, then she studies hard. 



NAOMI BLOUNT 

Naomi, some say you are quiet. 

some say you are very studious. We 

don't know which, but we do know 

you are good-natured. 



BERTHA KEARNEY 

Bertha studies all her lessons but 
does the best work in the Home Eco- 
nomies classes. She never seems to 
mind washing the cooking utensils. 



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FANNIE TOWE 

Quiet and kindhearted describes 
this little girl. As "Fan" always 
tries to get her lessons, we are look- 
ing for something worth while from 
her. 



ETHEL WESCOTT 

You never see her unless she is 
smiling. Though the smiling takes 
much of her time, she does try to get 
her lessons. 



PEARL WYNNE 

She is so proud, and just too busy 
for anything but attending to her long 
bobbed hair. In spite of this demand 
on her time her school work does not 
suffer. 



WILLIE WATSON 

A quiet, modest young lady who 
always gets her lessons. We all ex- 
pect Willie to succeed. 




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MARY ROGERSON 

"Do my curls stay in all right?" 
Hair must be just so, for Mary dresses 
so neatly. Mary always gets her les- 
sons though. 



BESSIE STEWART 

"Brainy" people are usually quiet - 
but that doesn't apply here. Nothing 
comes too difficult for "Bess" to mas- 
ter. She tries to give us the impres- 
sion that she is not in love but — we 
believe her. 



ELLA SYKES 

She is a quiet, dignified young lady 
who tries to get her lessons. But one 
can never guess these quiet folks; 
maybe she will be a movie star some 
day. Don't rush her. 



MRS. ADDIE SPELLMAN 

Addie always knows her English 
lesson. The interest she has in all 
her subjects is worth imitating. 



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ELAINE OUTLAW 

Elaine is such a good sport that the 
class could hardly do without her. 
"Take things easy" is her motto. 



MRS. IDA OVERTON 

A quiet studious woman whose kind 
and agreeable disposition has endear- 
ed her to us as a classmate in this 
her senior year. 



MAUDE HARRISON 

This is Maude's first year with us. 
We have found her a pleasant com- 
panion and a true friend. 



JOSEPH ROBINSON 

He is better known as "Professor 
Robinson" and is noted for his big 
words that cannot be found in the 
dictionary. He is also the Demos- 
thenes and Webster of the class. "Pro- 
fessor Robinson" is quite frequently 
late to his English class. He either 
doesn't hear the bell or he will say, 
"Circumstances over which I had no 
control detained me". 




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CORNELIA PAXTON 

"Paxs" is very studious in her His- 
tory class four days in the week, but 
on the fifth day she'll be sure to say, 
"Professor, I'll tell you the truth; I 
have not studied this lesson." 



MATTIE GRIFFIN 

If "Mat" would get a little pep in 
her bones she would be a famous star. 
She is very studious and does well in 
most of her lessons. 



CAUSIE HARRISON 

Boys, if you want a good cook you 
will find one if you apply to Causie. 
Very dependable indeed is Causie. 



POLLIE HALE 

"Laughter" describes this little girl. 
She really can manage everything 
when it conies to laughing. 



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LILLIAN HILL 

"Lillie" has one great worry. She 
fears she will not find anyone to 
marry her. 



MRS. LIZZIE HINTON 

She is back in school once more. 
She seems to care more for her Latin 
than she does for her other subjects. 



JULIA JENKENS 

She is as proud as a peacock. If 
you wish to know how to carry your- 
self consult Julia. 



ANNIE JENKINS 

Annie must have a beau for she is 

always talking about Pat. Yet if you 
want service in Mathematics and Eng- 
lish go to her. 




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IRENE JENKINS 

We cannot always tell what she 
can do when we see her in class, but 
we can find out her strength when it 
is her turn to wait on the table. 



MRS. IZETTA BOWSER 

Mrs. Bowser came to join us in our 
senior year. She is very studious in 
most of her classes, especially in his- 
tory. Her motto is: "To succeed in 
spite of difficulties". 



BERKLEY BENTON 

"Berk" is a good student but she 
could be on the honor roll if she would 
neglect the young men and study her 
books more. 



AUBREY BACKUS 

"Gump" is a famous character 
around S. N. S. Everybody loves 
"Gump" because the classes would be 
dead if it were not for his jokes. 



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ANNIE MAE PAILIN 

"Noise Box", our overgrown baby, 
is the smallest and the noisest in the 
class. Noise usually indicates empti- 
ness but that is not true in this case, 
for Annie makes good recitations. She 
tries to be popular with all her 
teachers. 



NOLA BEATRICE CARTWRIGHT 

"Look out! Here comes Cartwright. 
If you don't move she will walk over 
you." Nola does well in her subjects 
but — can we teach her to control her 
temper? 



ETHEL V. DAVIS 

Ethel V. is among those who in- 
creased our number this year. She is 
a talkative person but very business- 
like in whatever she has to do. 



EDITH DANCE 

Edith talks only to her intimate 
friends. Very quiet and studious 
she at all times. 




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NICHOLAS MEEKINS 

"Nick" is captain of the football 
team, president of the Lyceum and 
of the Science Club. He could get his 
lessons better if it were not for two 
things: "Nick" is too popular, and he 
has never had enough sleep. 



JULIAN MEBANE 

Julian is our all around star, being 
noted for his singing, playing, skill 
in football and in drawing. Julian 
never smiles, in fact he looks angry 
all the time, but he is always saying 
something to make others smile." 



ANNIE MOORE 

"Little Bit" the Ruskin of the class, 
is indeed famous with her English 



NORA MILLS 

Nora never has much to say, but 
she looks pleasant all the time. I 
wonder who will kidnap her dimples. 



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ESLER HOWARD 

"Tillie" has a voice that rings. How 
she can sing! She studies though 
and usually makes good. 



DELIA HAYES 

Delia is a star in her Domestic Art 
class for she always makes ninety- 
nine on examination. Delia says 
books do not bother her at all. 



CORA HONABLEW 

"Honey" is very studious indeed 
and always makes a creditable show- 
ing in her classes. She tries to be 
popular with the teachers. 



OTELIA LAWRENCE 

"Slow Poky" is all day finding the 
cooking utensils in the Domestic 
Science class. She is very good- 
natured though, and does good work 
in History. 




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EMMA CHAMBERLAIN 
"Shorty" has to be noisy to be seen. 
She is so witty we think she could 
make her fortune playing in a comedy. 
In spite of her folly she tries to get 
her lessons. 



MARY BROWN 
Here is another very quiet young 
lady. Mary is a model student, so 
studious and respectful. 



MRS. MINNIE CREWS 

"Sunbeam" we call her, so genuine 
is her smile. Her advice on any mat- 
ter is well worth following. 



SALLIE ELLIOTT 

Sallie has a combat with her French 
teacher every day. We despair of 
Sallie's becoming a French woman. 



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WILLIE GRAVES 
"Bill" is a model student but al- 
ways has time for fun. The class of 
'25 is proud of a student like "Bill". 



LILLIE BOWE 
"Lil" never gets enough to eat, for 
every time you see her she is eating. 
"Lil" could be an honor student if 
she would stop eating long enough to 
study. 



SELINA CHERRY 
No one is more staid and prim than 
Miss Cherry. She makes an excellent 
chaperone. 



GLENNIE LAWRENCE 

Without our dear "Glen's smile 
The class wouldn't be worth while. 
A good student is "Glen", and the 
:lass judge in all weighty matters. 




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JOSEPHINE VALENTINE 

Here is a jolly talkative little girl 

but rather backward about reciting in 

French. But if you want candy sold 

send for Joe. 



VERLIE COKER 
We find this young lady somewhat 
supercilious. Verlie does well in her 
classes especially in History. 



SARAH COMMANDER 
Quiet and unassuming is Sarah. 
When called on to recite she usually 
has a sensible answer. 



GERDA GARRIS 
Gerda is always ii 
thing Gerda possesses 
cne friend. 



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DIXIE BELL GORDEN 
Dixie is slow but is as good as gold. 
She puzzles all of us by getting 
Physics without a book. 



LETTIE HARDY 
"Let" who joined us this year is the 
Human Book of Knowledge. We have 
learned to rely upon her. 



LILLIAN WEEKS 
"Have a smile for everyone you 
meet", is Lillian's motto. 



JOHN BLOUNT 
"Archie" is the class faker. He 
raises his hand in class because he 
thinks the teacher will call on those 
who do not appear to know. Some- 
times he is caught. 




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ROOSEVELT BARCLIFF 
The "Sheik" is an excellent foot- 
ball player. He could do equally as 
well in his lessons if he did not spend 
so much time smoothing his hair. 



ORA BRILEY 
Our bobbed hair prize winner spends 
more time taking care of her hair 
than she does studying her lessons. 
When that fad passes away she will 
improve. 



ELIZABETH BEASLEY 
"Toots" is the class fashion book. 
If you want to know the latest styles 
go to her. 



ROBERT GRAVES 

"Bob" as we call him, is quick to 
get angry. He has ability and could 
be an honor student all the time, but 
girls and bluff have a hold on him. 



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ROLISTA EXUM 

Rolista is popular but that fact 
does not prevent her being a very 
good student. 



MIRIAM GORE 

Known as "Peaches" because she is 
so sweet. Nothing could be more 
heavenlike than to have "Peaches" as 
an acquaintance and a classmate. 



LILLIAN MOSS 

"Miss Columbia" as she is called, 
is a general favorite. She is always 
among those who lead in their classes. 



LILLIAN NEWMAN 

"Lil" is one of the babies of the 
class. Her smile endears her to all 
who know her. 




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LEONA RICE 

"Lee" is a girl worth knowing. She 

is among the high average students 

in her class, especially in Mathematics. 



PAUL SEARCY 

A second Rip Van Winkle we have 

here. Paul is very wide awake in 

all matters of finance, though; in 

fact he is a veritable Shylock. 



BEVONE TANN 

Who could disdain to like this 
laughing, merry girl ? Then too 
"Von" is the best cook in three states. 



CARRIE SAUNDERS 
Do not expect to talk when you 
call on "Ca"; she does that. **Ca" 
knows her lessons, though. 



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MRS. LELIA MITCHELL 

"Lee" is another all around stu- 
dent. We do not know what we would 
do without her in Literature. 



NELLIE LEWIS 

Though "Nell" is with us for the 
first time this year, she is so con- 
genial that it seems as if we have 
always known her. 



ODESSA OWENS 

We wonder what would happen if 
"Dess" would get to chapel on time. 
Though she appears sober, she is ever 
ready with a joke. 



MRS. MARY PETTIFORD 

"Pat" has one hobby — asking ques- 
tions. She doesn't "quite" understand 
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HETTIE PERRY 

Hettie tries to look as if she is sin- 
cere but there is nothing to it. She 
always gives her teachers ; 
whether right or wrong. 



KATIE DAVIS 

Katie is one of those quiet young 
girls whose presence is always re- 
freshing, but whenever she begins to 
play the piano we have difficulty with 
our feet. 



ROYAL HAHN 

1 came to us in our senior 
His interest in English and 
I seems to be divided by his 
: in chewing gum. 



GENEVA RODGERS 

"Genie" is merry only with her 
special pals. She says that boyology 
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MARY REID 
Mary spends a great deal of time 
with powder and rouge hence she is 
usually late for chapel. 



ESTHER LEE 

What would we do without Esther's 

melodious voice? Perhaps some day 

we will hear of her as an opera singer. 



LURAINIA McMURREN 

Whom shall we choose in our class 

debate? "Lurainia" shouts the class. 

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SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 
CLASS POEM 



The Class of '25 

In the fall of the year '24 

In the Fourth Year High School Class 
A group of nineteen plus fourscore 

Startled S. N. S. — 'twas such a mass. 

Of the ninety-nine who entered 
Four left, leaving ninety-five, 

Who have striven through the session 
To keep the Gold and Green alive. 

We have tried to please our teachers 
In the ways that we knew best, 

Striving upward, ever reaching 
To the things that bring success. 

We have chosen for our motto 
One that makes us feel no gloom, 

One that guides us to tomorrow, 
It is "Cogito, ergo sum". 

Alma Mater, Alma Mater, 

We can never thee forget, 
For the lessons you have taught us 

In our hearts will e'er be kept. 

What these years have meant to each one 

Of the ninety-nine enrolled, 
We cannot leave before you 

On a table of bronze or gold. 

But will always carry with us, 

For it is the hand of fate, 
Memories of the Seat of Knowledge 

In the east of the Old North State. 

— Miriam Gore. 



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CLASS SONG 



(Sung in the tune of "Sunshine of Your Smile") 

S. N. S., we bid thee fond adieu. 

Teachers and school mates 

We are leaving you. 

The time for which 

We have waited long 

Is drawing nigh, 

So we sing this song. 



Chorus : 

Dear State Normal, now the time has come, 
For which we labored far away from home; 
Teachers and friends, we bid good-bye today, 
Our hopes and aims are won, 
New we are going away. 

High School, farewell! 
Now as we must part, 
The tears of sadness 
To our eyes do start. 
We have studied hard 
Trying to do our part, 
So we keep saying 
With all our heart. 

— Berkley Benton, Class '25. 



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CLASS HISTORY 



In the fall of 1921, with hearts beating with joy and bubbling spirits, 
the class of '25 ascended the steps which lead to the portals of the mighty 
institution of State Normal. "Green" we were, just as other Freshmen 
were before us, and were often criticized by the haughty Sophomores, but 
nevertheless, we had our eyes on the goal and therefore worked forward. 

Co-operation, undoubtedly, has governed the affairs of this class. It 
has been the ambition of every member to promote interest and prosperity 
throughout the entire career. The efficient and loyal leaders, over both 
smooth and rugged roads, have been successful in leading us to the goal. 
But during our great achievements of the year, we soon found ourselves 
at the end of our Freshman year and we had to separate for our vacation. 

The next term found us a step higher on the ladder, so we were no 
longer Freshmen but Sophomores. With what dignity did we look back 
at the struggling little Freshies. We were no more too fresh to do real 
studying, because our Sophomore year brought us many new subjects, so 
we worked hard to master them. 

During the first quarter we organized our class. Our president was 
a capable leader and during his administration we accomplished much in 
the social field. It was in our second and third quarter that we gave sev- 
eral socials to raise funds for the class. Once more we found ourselves 
at the end of the second year. 

With much pride, we, the Juniors of '24, entered with new life into 
the field of school activities. Realizing we were Juniors and looking for- 
ward to the time when we would be Seniors, we started out for real work. 
Some of the most efficient and influential leaders among the student body 
were representatives of the Junior Class. With the aid of the Junior boys 
the football team was successful in winning many victories. Not only 
were they famous in football, but they were also noted for their excellence 
in debating. In this year our distinguished classmates, Mr. Joseph Rob- 
inson and Mr. Nicholas Meekins, entered the State Debating Contest that 
was carried on by the State Normal with other schools. State Normal 
School being successful in defeating Kittrell College and Albion Academy, 
brought victory and honor to our school. 

During our Junior year, we entertained the Senior class with a ban- 
quet. Next came the year of years — the Senior year, one of dignity, 
power and pleasure. We were greeted with many new classmates which 
increased our membership to one hundred, the largest class that has ever 
graduated from State Normal. 

As you may knew, during Senior years there is always quite a bit 
of work to be accomplished, so we worked very hard. The dass succeeded 
in finding a young and capable man, as it has always done, for president. 
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appreciation on the part of the class. The history of the class has been 
.given, but now some more can be said of which any class can well be proud. 
It is well and true to say here we are proud of our failures as well as our 
victories, as they have made us better "for the experience. 

Our class has been largely drawn on for leaders and participants in 
the various activities on the campus. It is recorded that the class of '25 
is the largest class to enter and the largest class to graduate. We are also 
first to edit an annual. We hope others will follow our example. 

Now comes the sad conclusion, because we realize we must part. The 
class is united, but in a few weeks its members will separate to find what 
awaits each one in life. We are compelled to pause upon dividing ground, 
and look over our experiences of our high school career, with its sadness 
and its pleasure, its rivalries and ambitions, its duties and heart-felt friend- 
ships. It is impossible for us to avoid the feeling of sadness when we 
think of parting. 

As we leave State Normal, many perhaps for the last time, we bid a 
last farewell with a love for alma mater that words cannot express, and 
our fervent hope is that she may prosper through the years. We hope 
that the light which falls upon her in the beginning of another year of 
useful service may not be the decadent rays of the sunset, but rather the 
radiance of a brighter dawn. With grateful hearts we pass out, greeting 
cheerfully those who are to follow on the morrow, and with a last lingering 
look into each other's eyes we say — farewell! 

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CLASS WILL 

We, the class of 1925, being of strong minds and healthy bodies, as 
tested by the boys of the Lions Club and Physics, have come today to 
make our last will and testament. To avoid the confusion that sometimes 
rises over the disposition of property, we wish to make our will known 
before we leave. 

We will to our teachers all the A's that they have given us, to be used 
on the senior class of '26. For their kindness to us we give our thanks 
and good will. 

We give to the class of '26 cur dearly beloved class room Number Two, 
where we have spent so many hours and held so many good meetings. We 
hope you will do likewise. 

We give to the class of '26 all of our books. We give our effective 
English, hoping you will learn to debate as well as we have done. We 
give the Literature, hoping you will learn to read old English and recite 
the first eighteen lines of the Canterbury Tales. 

We will to the staff of '26 the great honor and privileges of using the 
reception room for their staff meetings. We hope they will like it as 
well as we did. 

We give to the girls of the class of '26 the privileges of going to town 
without being chaperoned. 

Misses Bessie Stewart, Willie Graves and Mr. Julian Mebane give to 
Mr. Bradshaw Stallings their brains. We hope with all ofHhese he will 
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Mr. William Hardy their ability to bluff his English teacher during his 
senior year. 

Miss Lillian Newman wills to Miss Ellen Cooper the front seat in 
room 2. Miss Pcllie Hale gives to Misses Marietta Carter, Catherine Gran- 
dy, Verlie Faison and Ruth Luton the privilege of rooming in Room 32. 
We hope they will keep up its old reputation of catching all the rats and 
flies. 

Miss Esther Lee wills to Miss Willie Raign her voice with the hope 
that she will entertain the members of her class next year. Messrs. Frank 
Parker, Dallas Spruill, Julian Mebane and Miss Annie Pailin give their 
splendid talents to these who can't play. Mr. Nicholas Meekins gives to 
Robert Earl his power of being the "sheik" of the class of '26. 

Miss Miriam Gore gives to Miss Emily Taylor the power of being the 
"belle" of the class of '26. On witness whereof we have affixed our bond 
and seal this 29th day of May, nineteen hundred and twenty-five. 



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CLASS PROPHECY 

Dear Naomi: 

I have just arrived from a trip around the world. And just think! 
I was fortunate enough to see or hear of all of the graduating class of '25. 

Getting on the train for Norfolk, I spied Lodia Allen and her seven 
children. They were on their way to see Naomi Allen, who has a millinery 
shop in Norfolk. When the train stopped at Belcross, whom should I see 
but Nola Cartwright and her husband. 

While in Norfolk I learned that Aubrey Backus owned an apothecary 
shop, but the greatest shock of all was to learn that he had married Otelia 
Lawrence and they had four children. And, Naomi, do you remember 
Roosevelt Barcliff? He, too, is living in Norfolk, having married Ruth 
Felton. 

I decided to go to the theatre while in Norfolk. On my way I was 
overtaken by John Blount and his wife, Gertrude Howard. John is prac- 
ticing medicine in Portsmouth. When the play began the very first 
actresses I noticed were Elizabeth Beasely, Lillian Weeks and Nellie Lewis. 
They were traveling with the Lafayette Players. 

On leaving the theatre, I blindly walked into Naomi Blount and Mary 
Brown, who were English teachers at Norcum High. 

Well, what do you know about Berkley Benton marrying a prominent 
lawyer of Portsmouth? I went to call on her the next day and learned 
from Berkley that Mrs. Izetta Bowser was visiting relatives in Portsmouth. 
I left Norfolk the next day. 

When I got on the Cape Charles boat the next morning, I found I would 
have company all the way to New York. Ora Briley and her husband. 
Royal Hahn, were on their way to New York. Hahn had a promising job 
in the Lincoln Hospital as surgeon. Lillie Bowe and Elaine Outlaw were 
also on board. They were returning to resume their regular work in 
nursing. 3» 

On changing trains at West Philadelphia, we had another companion 
added to our group. Annie Moore was on her way to New York. She 
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When I got to New York, the first person I recognized in the Penn- 
sylvania Station was Emma J. Chamberlain, who was buying a ticket for 
Boston. Emma was traveling with "Harvey's Greatest Minstrel". I 
learned from her that Sarah Commander was in New York. She had mar- 
ried and settled down. She told me also that Leona Rice and Delia Hayes 
were in New York. They are skilled nurses in the Harlem Hospital. 

While in New York, I visited Columbia University and found Cleo- 
patra Toney and Esler Howard specializing in English. Nicholas Meekins 
was getting ready to leave Columbia University with a degree in law. He 
was engaged to Ruth Luton. Cleopatra told me that Hettye Perry was 
doing Social Welfare Work in one of the tenement districts of New York 
City. 

After spending the desired time in New York City, I sailed for Paris. 
While on board I saw a familiar looking little lady sitting on the deck; 
full of curiosity I walked over to her and found it was Rolista Exum. Ro- 
lista had married the engineer on the boat and was traveling with him. 

I'm sure you can imagine how eager I was to get to Paris. There I 
found Bessie Stewart teaching English in one of the High Schools. Nora 
Mills was teaching Palmer's Business writing in the same school. Minnie- 
Crews, Ethel V. Davis and Mary Pettiford were all doing social service 
work in Paris. 

Leaving France, I started for Rome. When I reached Rome I was 
more than astonished to find Julian Mebane, who was teaching English 
there. Julian was married to Camilla Garris. To see Gerda Garris roll- 
ing a baby carriage in Rome, Naomi, was more than a vision. She had 
gone ever with her husband, Edmund Mebane. 

On leaving Rome, I next went to Cairo, Egypt. I was directed to the 
Y. W. C. A., where I saw Mrs. Willie Graves in charge. She was assisted 
by Mrs. Addie Spellman and Causie Harrison. I learned from Willie that 
Hattie Gregory, Dixie Gorden and Selina Cherry were on their way to 
Liberia to do missionary work. 

From Cairo I went to Calcutta, India. There I saw Robert Graves 
and Miriam Gore. Robert was studying Indian life in order to get ma- 
terial for the book he was writing. 

From Calcutta I made my way to Manila. Naomi, do you remember 
how well Joseph Robinson liked to argue? Well, he had his chance, as he 
was pleading for a murderer in Manila. He finally won the case. Robin- 
son was married to Pearl Wynne. Odessa Owens was teaching Domestic 
Science in Manila. 

I went to Melbourne, Australia, after leaving Manila. Austin Stitt 
was the pastor cf a great Presbyterian Church there. He was married to 
Ada Bcwe. I was in Melbourne just in time to hear Eliza Satterfield and 
Esther Lee present a musical concert. Eliza Satterfield was known as a 
second "Alma Gluck" and Esther Lee as America's greatest "Musician." 

I left Melbourne after a few days for Rio de Janeiro. I was surprised 
to find there Arleamon Sadler married to Ethel Wescott. Arleamon was 
a prominent dentist in the city. 

While walking down near the beach I noticed Tann's "Smart Shop" 
on one of the windows. I walked up to try on a hat and behold, it was 
Bevonne Tann's shop. 

From Rio de Janeiro I went to Trinidad. There I was directed to 
Geneva Rogers' hotel. I found out from Geneva that Frank Parker and 
Annie Mae Pailin were married. Frank owned a music studio and was 
rapidly progressing in music. Cora Honablue was a leading stenographer 
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Naomi, I am sure that you are wondering what is next Well next I 
.ailed for North America. I landed at Quebec, Canada, and found Glennie 
Lawrence and Virlie Coker teaching Mathematics in one of the elementary 
schools Glennie was married to the principal. Mary Reid was teaching 
mathematics in one of the High Schools in Quebec _ 

From Quebec, I went by airplane to Portland, Oregon. Fannie Towe 
and Lillian Hill were living here side by side. Both of them were married 

a " Whife^out" walking one day I met Katie Davis. In our exchange of 
greetings, I learned that Katie was a teacher in the public schools. 

When I left Portland, my next stop was at Los Angeles. There 1 
found Geneva Rogerson married to William Hardy. I learned from Geneva 
that Willie Watson was visiting in Hollywood, California. 

Leaving California I arrived at Mexico in due time. Paul Searcy and 
Annie Bell Jenkins had married and settled in New Mexico. Paul was a 
pharmaceutical doctor and owned one of the largest drug stores in Mexico 
After leaving Mexico, I stopped at Dallas, Texas. While m Dallas I 
decided to visit the dairy there. To my very great surprise Dallas Spruil 
owned the largest dairy in the country at Dallas. He had been disappointed 
in love three times. He finally decided not to make another attempt so 
went in cattle raising. Edith Dance was also living in Dallas. She went 
there with her husband and was teaching Domestic Art. 

Leaving Texas and reaching Florida, I found Carrie Saunders in one 
of the theatres at Tallahassee as actress. They told me here that Mary 
Griffin was teaching in Jacksonville. I could not leave Florida without 
going to Palm Beach. While there I found it necessary to visit a hair- 
dresser Blindly I walked into Sallie Elliott's hair dressing parlor. 

' Departing 'from Florida I reached Atlanta, Georgia. There Pollie 
Hale had married Cabarrus. Mrs. Eliza Hinton, who was teaching Physical 
Education, lives near Pollie. I learned from Pollie that Lettie Hardy and 
Lorraine Odom were matrons at Spellman Seminary. _ 

Stopping at Columbia, South Carolina, after leaving Georgia, I was 
indeed glad to have the privilege of spending a night in the home of Mattie 
White Mattie is directress of the choir in the First Baptist Church there. 
Leaving South Carolina, I arrived at Concord, N. C. While visiting 
Scotia College I found Ella Sykes teaching Physics and Mrs. Ida Overton 
teaching Biology. Naomi, Josephine Valentine is still selling candy. She 
owns a candy factory of her own at Concord. 

I learned from Josephine that Maude Harrison is matron at Johnson 
C. Smith University. 

I left Concord and stepped at Raleigh. I found Regent Staton married 
in Raleigh. Regent is still making eyes. 

Cornelia Paxton is teaching in Raleigh. She had married a medical 

Lurania McMurren is teaching elocution in Shaw University. After 
three days in the citv I left Raleigh. The train stopped at Newbern and 
there stood Irene Jenkins and Julia at the station. Irene is County Super- 
visor. She was there visiting Julia's school in Newbern. 

When I changed trains at Greenville for Elizabeth City, Mrs. Leha 
Mitchell got on the same train. She had been visiting Bertha Kearney, 
who is living in Greenville. . 

Well, Naomi, I have talked about all of my classmates. I imagine 1 
hear you asking what I am doing. I think I'll return to Rome and assist 
Mr. Mebane in teaching English. 

Your friend, 

ALICE V. WILSON. 



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Junior High School Class Roll 



MATTIE ALSTON 
CHARLES ANDERSON 
CLAUDIUS BONNER 
JOHN BIAS 
MARY BARCO 
LILLIE BLACKWELL 
OLIVE BURTON 
JESSIE BURKE 
ALICE COSTON 
EVORA COUNCILL 
CHRISTINE CLARK 
ELLEN COOPER 
BLANCHE COLEY 
MARIETTA CARTER 
ROBERT EARL 
RUTH FELTON 
EVANGELINE FORBES 
VERLIE FAISON 
CHARLES FAYTON 
AZELIA FEREBEE 
CATHERINE GRANDY 
SELINA HAYES 
LILLIE HATHAWAY 



ANNIE HASSELL 
BEULAH HOFFLER 
ROSETTA HONABLEW 
MATTIE HOLLEY 
WILLIE HARDY 
RALPH HILL 
JOHN JAMES 
PENELOPE JOHNSON 
ANNIE JOHNSON 
PAULINE LEWIS 
RUTH LUTON 
ELIZABETH LUTON 
BEULAH LIVERMAN 
EVA LYNCH 
LELIA LAWRENCE 
RUTH MARTIN 
VIOLA MANGRUM 
ELLEN MILLS 
LILLIE NORMAN 
WILLIE NIXON 
MAXWELL OVERTON 
RAYMOND PURNELL 
NORMAN PARKER 



WILLIAM PARKER 
WILLIE RAIGN 
FLORIDA ROBINSON 
ISCERLENA RHOULAC 
WILLIE READY 
BERTHEL ROBERTS 
BEATRICE ROBERTS 
MARY REID 
LEONATHAN REID 
JULIA SIMPSON 
NELLIE SIMPSON 
MARY SLEDGE 
CARRIE SUTTON 
BRADSHAW STALLINGS 
ALMA SHARPS 
EMILY TAYLOR 
OWEN THOMPSON 
FTHEL WARD 
HORACE WARD 
EULAH WALSTON 
MARTHA WEAVER 
EULAH WILLIAMS 
BEULAH WILLIAMS 



CLASS MOTTO: Viam reperiam an faciam. 
CLASS CCLORS: Purple and Gold. 
CLASS FLOWER: White Carnation. 



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Junior High School Class Poem 



LIFE'S MISSION 

I sat one day just thinking 

Of what my lot could be, 
As the age of youth was sinking 

Fast, into life's broad sea. 
There came a distant sound 

Bearing a message, strange but true: 
Arise, and go where thou hast found 

There is work for thee to do. 
Then I thought of Him who had 

His life so freely given 
That men, both good and bad, 

Might find their way to heaven. 
Then I wondered for quite a while, 

Where can this land of labor be? 
Here in our own great clime, 

Or across the deep blue sea? 
Then I arose with heart-felt cheer 

To search for this land of need ; 
And traveling on with this idea 

I served in word and deed. 
Then I learned that there were those 

Across the deep blue sea 
That still in gross darkness grope 

But long their Savior to see. 
Thus the great work of life must be 

To serve our needy fellow man, 
And when you have crossed the sea 

Your life will among them stand. 
Still, as a living monument 

Of Him who gave His best 
And to the call of service went 

And laboring, marched to success. 
Then let us do our part 

To press this great work forward; 
And at last, with the faithful hearts 

Receive our just reward. 

— Norman Parker. 



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SECOND YEAR ROLL 

JAMES ADAMS EDWIN GREENE GLADYS PETTIFORD 

TRUEMILLER SAMUEL HOLLY IRENE POWELL 

BRICKHOUSE MURRELL HOLLY FRANK RANSOME 

JESSIE BROWN AILEEN HOLLY CLARA ROBERTS 

WILLIE BEVERLY EVELYN HOLLY EVELYN ROBERTSON 

PERCY BEMBERY MARY HOLLOMAN UNIS ROACH 

BERNICE BIAS ELTON HODGE JAMES RIDDICK 

ADA BOWE JOSEPH HOOTEN MABEL SHAW 

BETTY BROWN BEULAH HOOPER DONNIE SINGLETARY 

TROLIE BROWN JOSEPHINE HORTON DELILAH SINGLETARY 

MARIA BRYANT INEZ HARDY HARRIET SMALL 

JAMES CAPEHART DOCIE HANDSOME HARRY SLADE 

OLIVIA CASE MARGARET HEATH ALICE SPRUILL 

GLADYS CASE JADIE JONES JOSEPH SUTTON 

HENRY CABARRUS MARIE JONES MARY SUTTON 

LELA CHAMBERS ETIIELYN JOHNSON ARNELL SMALLWOOD 

ELIZABETH CRADLE LELA KING ELIZABETH SCOTT 

MARY CLEMONS TABITHA KEYS MATILDA STALLINGS 

ZELMA CLARK CAROLINE KEYS MAMIE SMITH 

FOSIE CLARK MARY LOUTHER FLOSSIE SMITH 

PEARL DAVIS MARY LEGGETT FANCIE SESSOMS 

IVERY DAVIS OPHELIA LILLIE LUTHER TROTMAN 

ADDIE DILDY LEANORA MIZELL INDIA TURNER 

LILLIE DOWNING EVELYN MITCHELL HATTIE TWINE 

VERNICE DUNSTAN CHARLIE MIDGETT MAMIE WILDER, MRS 

JEWEL ETHERIDGE LUCY MALLOY MARY WARD 

AQUILA ETHERIDGE JOSEPH MORRIS BESSIE WAFF 

BLONNIE ELLISON ANDREW MORRIS GLADYS WOOD 

REBECCA EVERETT WILLIE MEBANE DANIEL WHITE 

THEODOSIUS FAGAN NELSON MOORE JESSE WILLIAMS 

VIOLA FORSYTHE ANNIE MOORE ELMER WHITE 

GARRISON GALLOP AUGUSTUS MOORE MAGORA WILLIAMS 

CAMILLA GARRIS MATTIE PARKER THEODORE WHITFIELD 

EFFIE GORHAM MATTIE PATTERSON 2LEO ZACHARY 
SECOND YEAR CLASS OFFICERS 

President PIENRY W. CABARRUS 

Vice-President FRANKLIN RANSOME 

Secretary BEttNICE BIAS 

Treasurer MISS W. M. KING 

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ROLL OF THE FIRST YEAR HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 

GERTRUDE ADAMS ESTELLA M. HANNON ROSENELL RIDDICK 

NINA W. ANTHONY CLARENCE HARDY HERMAN SEYMORE 

FLOSSIE BALLARD GEORGE W. HARRIS WINIFRED SHANNON 

JOANNA BARNES HATTIE HARRISON HILDER SIMMONS 

LILLIAN BARRETT STELLA L. HAULSEY DORETHA SLADE 

BOOKER T. BOND NANCY HILL MAY A. SLADE 

CULLEN C. BOND PETTIGREW HOLLEY WILLIAM SPEIGHTS 

JOHN BONDHILL NELLIE HOOTEN DICEY SPELLER 

WILLIAM BROWN RANDOLPH F. HUGHES CLARA SPENCE 

REVAL BRYANT JOHN M. HUMPHREY MARVIN C. STALLINGS 

MAGGIE BURFOOT ANNIE R. HYMAN LUCY G. STREETER 

NOVELLA CALVERT NANNIE HYMAN MARY J. STROUD 

SARAH CHERRY LENA L. JAMES JOHN SYKES 

ROBERT CLEMONS LIZANNE JOHNSON ROSA TAYLOR 

SARAH V. COFIELD JOSEPH JONES VERNEL TILLETT 

ISABELLA COLLINS PERCY JONES HAROLD TOWE 

JOHN CORDON JOHN W. JOYNER MAMIE TYNER 

HELEN CREECY JOHN W. LAWE LILLIAN WALL 

VIOLA L. DAVIS WALTER LAWRENCE MARGARET H. WALSTON 

HENRY E. DAUGHTRY HATTIE LEWIS MILLS WALTON 

BULAH B. DOUGLAS CHARLES LEWTER DELIA WARD 

RALPH EVERETT ANNA LILLY WILLIAM WARD 

CURLEE A. FELTON LUTHER LYNCH PEARL WESLEY 

GLADYS M. FEREBEE SEANEY MACKEY JOHN WHITE 

POCAHONTAS GREGORY ARLEEN MITCHELL LILLIAN O. WHITE 

MARY J. GREEN LENETTA NEWSOME ORA WHITEHEAD 

ELTON HALL SAMMIE NORFLEET JAMES E. WILLIAMS 

FREDDIE HALL FANNIE M. PEELE SARAH E. WILLIAMS 

GOLDIA HALL GEORGIA M. PEELE OLIVE B. WILSON 

ELLEN HALSEY GEORGE E. PRUDEN SADIE B. WYNNE 

SALLIE ZACHARY 

OFFICERS 

President JOHN W. JOYNER 

Vice-President JOHN H. SYKES 

Secretary NINA W. ANTHONY 

Treasurer PROF. U. S. BROOKS 

CLASS MOTTO: Venemus, Videmus, Vincemus. 

CLASS COLORS: Blue and Gold. 



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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS ROLL 



RUTH BERNICE CHERRY 
INEZ TTTI LIE CHERRY 
MADELINE CLARK 
VALNOLIA GREENE 
EIIVER LEE GREENE 
MARY FRANCES GRIFFIN 
BLANCHE LOUISE HARRIS 
JANIE LOUISE HATCH 
MARTHA ALTHEA MITCHELL 



GOLDIE ELIZABETH PARKER 
ETHEL VERA RUTH PLUMMER 
ELEANOR LOUISE PI IIMMER 
BESSIE THOMAS SHIELDS 
EVANGELINE BAIRD SPENCER 
LUCY PERMEDA WOOD 
I LA KAE WOOD 
SARAH HODIS WROTEN 



CLASS COLORS: Medium Grey anil Purple. 
CLASS FLOWER: While Carnation. 
CLASS MOTTO: 

CLASS OFFICERS 

President ILA KAE WOOD 

Vice-President INEZ TULLIE CHERRY 

Secretary SARAH HODIS WROTEN 

Assistant Secretary BLANCH LOUISE HARRIS 

Treasurer PROF. J. H. BIAS 

Chaplain MADELIEN CLARK 



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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS HISTORY 

In May of the year 1925, a class of twenty-six — twenty-three girls 
and three boys — graduated from the High School department of the State 
Normal School. This class was the first to receive diplomas from the High 
School department of our school as such. 

Of the twenty-six who graduated only sixteen returned to take the 
two years teacher-training, two of whom have been dropped, leaving a 
group of seventeen girls. 

We began work in September of the year 1923 as Junior Normal stu- 
dents. Together we worked through the year, ending the year with no 
failures. We assembled in September, 1924, to resume our work as seniors 
for the second time. > 

The same that was true of the Senior High School Class is true of tne 
Senior Normal Class. In the Senior High School Class there were fivt 
couples each having the same name, four of the couples Demg sisters, in 
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Another peculiarity of the class is that the class consists of girls 
only. Since this is true it will be an easy matter to discuss, to a certain 
extent, the characteristics of each individual member. 

Ruth Burneas Cherry — "Burneas" as she likes to be called, tries to 
be a business lady. She is quite dignified and always carries an air of 
happiness. 

Inez Tullie Cherry — the younger of the two Cherry sisters, is almost 
a "six-footer". She is forever smiling. 

Madelien Clark — A very quiet and studious young lady is Madelien. 
Her only fault is that she allows her curiosity to get the best of her. 

Euver Lee Greene — One of the most artistic persons in the class. 
Her hobby is making faces in Industrial Art class. 

Valnolia Greene — If you would like to see a bit of dignity, humor 
and wit combined, meet "Val". 

Mary Frances Griffin is forever smiling, but she talks too little. She 
needs a little "pep", though, to get the real joy out of living. 

Blanche Louise Harris — the most consistent person in the Senior Class 
is Blanche. If you don't believe it ask her about the Senior "prom" on 
Valentine Day. 

Janie Louise Hatch has well merited her nickname, which happens 
to be "Mocking Bird". 

Martha Althea Mitchell is the person noted for changing her name. 
Before she finished High School it was "Ann". Now it's "Althea". What 
next, we wonder. 

Goldie Elizabeth Parker is one of those "Little but Loud" folks in 
class. She is a good scout, but what she doesn't know hasn't yet reached 
the Associated Press. 

Ethel Ruth Plummer has the honor of being the tallest person in the 
class. It has been predicted that some day she will be a missionary. 

Eleanor Louise Plummer is the class artist. She hopes some day to 
be the feminine H. 0. Tanner. 

Bessie Thomas Shields — "Tom" is the youngest member of the class 
and keeps the most noise. It is said that she even quarrels in her sleep. 

Evangeline Bird Spencer — "Jay Bird", as Van is called, declares that 
her greatest aim is to be tall. The class will have to donate a pair of stilts. 

Lucy Permeda Wood — Pious, modest, sedate. It takes all of those 
adjectives to describe Lucy. But appearances are sometimes deceiving. 

Ha Kae Wood — "Baby Kae", as they call her, says she thinks she will 
run for the presidency of the United States next. At present she is the 
president of the Senior Normal Class, vice-president of the Lyceum, secre- 
tary ( f the Sunday School, pianist of the Y. W. C. A., secretary of the 
Glee Club, captain of the girls' basketball team, critic of the Sorosis Club, 
and editor-in-chief of the school paper. You know she is self-conceited. 

Sarah Hodis Wroten brings us to another example of grace, dignity, 
and modesty. She, like Burneas Cherry, Ila Kae Wood, and Goldie Park- 
er, is quite an official person in the Senior Class. 



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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS SONG 

(Tune— "Old Fashioned Love") 



Days we've spent here 

In old S. N. S., 

Have meant more than we 

Can express. 

Ofttimes we have walked 

Thy campus and talked 

Of Alma Mater tried and true. 

We love every one 

Who for thee has clone 

Of teachers so true 

We have memories, too, 

A deed that will add to thy fame. 

Struggling hard and rev'rencing thy name. 

Chorus: 

We've got the Old Normal love in our hearts, 

And there it will ever remain. 

Our love for thee is like a vine 

That clings 'round the lonesome pine. 

Through the years, joy and tears 

Both were seen. 

Still that Old Normal love is in our hearts, 

And the years cannot make it depart, 

Our love for thee is true, 

We all love the White and. Blue, 

We have that Old Normal love in our hearts. 

— Ila Kae Wood. 



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FIRST YEAR NORMAL CLASS 

CLASS MOTTO: Montez pour le summet est haut (Climb for the 
summit is high). 

CLASS FLOWER: White Rose. 
CLASS COLORS: Black and Gold. 

OFFICERS 

President FOSTER ELOUNT 

Vice-President MADELINE KNIGHT 

Secretary EULAH McCLOUD 

Assistant Secretary LETITIA GALLOP 

Treasurer and Sponsor MRS. M. E. DOLES 

Chaplin SYLVESTER SMITH 

CLASS ROLL 

JOHNETTA ALEXANDER SUSIE HAMMONDS MATILDA ORMOND 

FOSTER BLOUNT CELIA HOGGARD HESTER SIMPSON 

MATTHEW CARRINGTON LILLIE MAE JENNINGS SYLVESTER SMITH 

PAULINE DAVIS MADELINE KNIGHT NORETTA SPRUILL 

AGATHA GALLOP RUTH LAW ROSA LEE SUGGS 

LETITIA GALLOP EULAH McCLOUD ANNIE WILLIAMS 

MARY ELLEN GREEN MARY McMURREN MARY WILLIAMS 

CORA GRIFFIN EMMA G. MOYE VIOLA WELCH 

ANNIE HARRISON LILLIAN NORFLEET INEZ WHITE 

SARAH WORTHAM 

CLASS POEM 

Amid the lefty visions that come from higher scope-;, 

We change the fair illusions with never-fading hope; 

The voices of the future have told us of the fame 

For which we seek so wise and meek what truth and honor name. 

We caught the inspiration that came from those of wit, 
We sought the education that would culture permit. 
Our aim is ever-seeking to do that which is right, 
Our song is love like that above where everything is bright. 

Our motto is the "summit" — we climb for it is high ; 
Some day we'll be upon it, facing the sunny sky. 
We seek for higher knowledge, we seek for righteousness, 
That we may be at liberty to march on to success. 

0, may not vain Ambition cause us to lose our sight, 

If every fair condition be foul as the night ; 

0, teach us to be patient, Voice of the Silent Deep, 

Let wisdom fly from home on high that will our spirits keep! 

Now unto those who taught us — cur teachers, kind and true; 

For to the heights they brought us — we have a noble view. 

O may love, peace and honor forever be their stay; 

May Truth and Grace their thoughts embrace and keep them day by day. 

May we go on forever with understanding true, -s. 

With will and mind so clever, choosing the right to do; 
And may the grace of glory our guide and comfort be, 
May Heaven's light shine on us bright — a fair Felicity. 

—Foster Blount, '26. 



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SENIOR NORMAL CLASS POEM 



We love thy name, State Normal, 

We love thy buildings, too, 
We love thy campus' goodly walks, 

Thy colors, white and blue. 

The class of '25 doth vow 

Fore'er thy name to sing; 
Of thee we'll always speak with love, 

To thee, we'll tribute bring. 

Fore'er thy name we'll reverence, 

Thy teachers we'll adore, 
Tho' we should walk the paths of life 

A million years or more. 

The state which doth on thee hold claim 

Hath for its motto taken 
A Latin phrase, which though it lasts 

Fore'er, shall ne'er be shaken. 

"Esse quam videri." It means 

"To be rather than to seem." 
The motto of our own dear state 

Whose star will always gleam. 

To render justice to thy name 

The task to us is great. 
Thv name should be on every tongue 

Throughout the Old North State. 

But we will do our duty thrice, 

We'll honor thee forever; 
"Alma Mater!" we will cry, 

And we'll forget thee never. 

When months and years have lessened time 
And still thy work doth thrive, 

E'en then thy praises shall be heard 
From the class of '25. 

— Ila Kae Wood. 



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Junior Normal Class History 

On the bright and sunny morning of September 8, 1924, the State 
Normal School opened for its nine months session of the Teacher Training 
Course. We were very proud on going to chapel when we moved forward 
from the rear to the seats in which the Normal students sit. We were sur- 
prised to see how our number had dwindled from the large High School 
class of forty-five members of the previous year. Some have gone to col- 
leges while others have started their life's professions and vocations. 

Looking around at one another, we found that among us there were 
Misses Mary McMurren, Inez White, Eulah McCloud, Celia Hoggard, Cora 
Griffin, Noretta Spruill, Annie Williams, Annie Harrison, Hester Simpson, 
Emma Moye, Rosa Suggs, Mr. Fester Blount. These were the only mem- 
bers of the old class present. Among these there were three new faces, 
gay and happy — Misses A. E. and S. L. Gallop, graduates from Booker T. 
Washington High School of Norfolk, and Miss Sylvester Smith, from the 
high school department of Livingstone College. On the following day 
another young lady joined us, Miss Pauline Davis, whose high school days 
were spent at Clark University. She was followed soon by Miss Helen 
Walston, whose talent as a soloist has made her very popular. Her home 
is in Tarboro, N. C. While we were leaving the Administration Building 
on the next day, three autos rolled up, and cut stepped Misses Ruth Law, 
Mary Williams and Madeline Knight, three of our old class mates. Out- 
class increased as Misses Johnetta Alexander and Viola Welch, who were 
also old students, rejoined us. They were followed by Miss Sara Wortham, 
who brought a new student, Miss Lillie Mae Jennings, a graduate of Wil- 
liston High School, Wilmington, N. C. A few days later Miss Mary Green 
came to us from Ingleside Seminary, where she spent the most of her early 
school days. 

As the days went by we took up our regular routine of conscientious 
work, thinking our class was intact. However, on the rainy morning of 
September 16th, another boy came to us. We were very glad to have 
another member added to our class roll This young man was Matthew 
Carrington, of Maiden, Mass. He graduated frcm Darby High School, 
Philadelphia. Since he is a very good athlete he was gladly welcomed. 

The days hastened into weeks and the weeks into months. During 
these days came Miss Lillian Norfleet, rejoining us in our training course. 
On October 18th the majority of our class attended the first football game 
of the season. Returning from the game we were happy in that we were 
proud of our athletes. Along with all good times there must come sadness. 
Mr. Carrington had to leave us because of the death of his father. Miss 
Wortham also left us on account of the illness of her sister. These things 
are beyond our control and we could only give them our deepest sympathy 
and hope for their speedy return. Thanksgiving was near, at which time 
our class was well represented in a cantata, "Queen Esther", given by 
Miss E. J. Lewis. 

December days soon passed by and these brought Mr. Carrington to 
us again. These days were very pleasant and soon everyone was thinking 
of the Christmas holidays. We left for the holidays on the 23rd and soon 
returned after the New Year. Another classmate, Miss Susie Hammond, 
a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School of Norfolk,-^ame to us 
at this time. Our class is now twenty-seven strong and is striving hard 
to meet the requirements for graduation. Out of this talented number 
we expect teachers, poets, musicians, athletes, who will be a pride and an 
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Y. M. C. A. 
OFFICERS 

President AUSTIN STITT 

Vice-President NORMAN PARKER 

Secretary JOHN A. BLOUNT 

Treasurer REVEREND DOLES 

The Young Men's Christian Association of this school plays a very 
important part in the life of the student body generally. Its aim is to 
develop strong Christian character by directing the activities of the young 
men into channels that make for good citizenship. It seeks first to lead 
them to faith in God through Jesus Christ and secondly to definite service 
for His kingdom. 

One source of improvement in this association, both intellectually and 
spiritually, is the opportunity given for expression of individual opinion 
on topics of vital importance. Another source of improvement is that 
obtained from addresses made by the social workers who come from time 
to time. 

That the social and spiritual side of the association has been empha- 
sized is shown by the entertainments the members have assisted in ren- 
dering successfully, and by the marked interest that has been manifested 
in Bible study. In fact, this organization has been a potent factor in, and 
has exercised a wonderful influence over the entire student body. 



Y. W. C. A. 
OFFICERS 

President RUTH CHERRY 

Vice-President GLENNIE LAWRENCE 

Secretary CATHERINE GRANDY 

Treasurer MADELIEN CLARK 

Chaplain GERDA GARRIS 

One of the most practical and uplifting organizations of the State 
Normal School is the Young Women's Christian Association. It was 
founded about thirteen years ago, and year after year its influence has 
become more and more a power for good in the life of our school. 

The work of this organization is four-fold: physical, social, intellectual, 
and spiritual. The manifold purpose is to promote and heighten the re- 
ligious life, general culture, and the social well-being of its members. 

The social training of the members is a distinguishing feature of the 
organization. There are rich opportunities offered them in meetings to 
express themselves on various topics, so that they may cultivate purity 
and grace of speech, a charming personality, and a refined manner. In 
short, this association aims to enhance the qualities and characteristics 
of its members. 

The girls are often addressed by able and notable speakers. Quite 
often these are chosen from the professional men of the city. In De- 
cember, 1924, the Y. W. C. A. presented a Christmas Masque which told 
the story of the birth of Christ. Easter services are also always observed. 
During the Spring days the girls look forward to the enjoyable breakfast 
hikes given by the "Y" girls. They enjoy cooking and breakfasting out in 
the fresh air and are always ready for these. 



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H. S. C. CLUB 

OFFICERS 

President NICHOLAS MEEKINS 

Secretary MARY McMURREN 

Assistant Secretary BESSIE STEWART 

A novel feature of this year's activities was the organization of the 
H. S. C. Club. Prof. U. S. Brooks, of the Chemistry Department, and 
Prof. A. A. Dalton, of the Physics Department, and Miss 0. M. Harris, of 
the Biology Department, are the three persons instrumental in its forma- 
tion. 

The club endeavors to awaken a desire for knowledge of scientific 
facts in various fields. A series of lectures or topics interspersed by en- 
thusiastic discussions by the students, have proved both instructive and 
entertaining. 

There have been several discussions on different themes, such as "The 
Eclipse of the Sun", "What Is Death?" and "Why Do You Run?" We 
trust that the H. S. C. Club will continue to broaden the knowledge of its 
members in the scientific field. 



O. B. A. CLUB 

MOTTO: "Our Best Always." 
COLORS: Gold and Purple. 
PASSWORD: A qui, rien n'est impossible. 

OFFICERS 

MARTHA MITCHELL President 

WILLIE GRAVES Vice-President 

MARY WILLIAMS Secretary 

MRS. YOUNG Treasurer 

The 0. B. A. Club was first organized during the school year 1924- 
1925 under the supervision of Mrs. Young and Miss Wainwright for the 
purpose of entertaining the girls of "Young's" Hall. 

This club is in its "baby-hood", this being the first year it has ever 
been in existence, but it has done well and we hope it will continue to thrive 
and prosper. It has helped to enliven the spirit of the school and especially 
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THE LIONS CLUB 

No school is complete without its student organization. Realizing this 
fact and feeling the need of closer fellowship, the classes of '24 and '25 in 
Agriculture organized the Big "S" Club. On returning to school for their 
senior work, the class of '25 reorganized the club under the new name of 
"The Lions". The following officers were elected: 

ROOSEVELT BARCLIFFE President 

PAUL SEARCY Vice-President 

JULIAN MEBANE Secretary 

AUSTIN STITT Treasurer 

ARLEAMON SADLER Sergeant-at-Arms 

AUBREY BACKUS Chaplain 

Under the guidance of Roosevelt Barcliffe, the club was piloted over 
rough and smooth seas fully as well as the immortal Roosevelt managed 
the affairs of this great nation of ours. Vice-President Searcy ably sus- 
tains the President in administering to the needs of the club. No bard of 
old has given better accounts of his people than will be penned by the club 
scribe, Mebane. Since a man of great honesty was needed to handle the 
meager funds in the treasury, no better man than Stitt could be found. 
As Chaplain, Aubrey Backus was successful in leading the club from one 
degree of grace to another. The strong arms of Sadler held the door to 
keep out all curiosity seekers. 

A court was organized within the club to handle all violations of the 
rules and regulations. The court sessions attracted much attention with 
such able lawyers as Meekins, Blount and Robinson, opposed to the club's 
attorney, Dallas Spruill. After trying Searcy several times for disorderly 
conduct, namely, loud speaking, laughing and sneezing, the Judge sen- 
tenced him to solitary confinement in the cloak room. Stitt, who is a 
noted pedestrian, was accused of being late to class, but was acquitted 
through the wonderful defense made by his lawyers, Blount and Robinson. 

The name of the club gives strength and courage to those who are 
its members. Tis hoped that the young men who are to follow will not 
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Le Cercle Francais 

OFFICERS 

LEONA RICE President 

ESTHER J. LEE Vice-President 

LILLIAN MOSS Secretary 

BERKLEY BENTON Assistant Secretary 

MISS W. M. KING Treasurer 

Le Cercle Francais was organized for the first time in the history of 
the school in December, 1924, with an efficient corps of officers. The pur- 
pose of this club is to create an interest in the French language and to 
enable one to appreciate better the history, literature and customs of the 
French people. In studying any language, we realize that it can be best 
learned by making a comprehensive study of the life and manners of that 
nation's people. 

Not only do we hope to gain knowledge, culture and literary apprecia- 
tion for ourselves, but we hone to be able to encourage this idea among 
other language students and to assist in any way possible our Alma Mater 
during the school year 1924-1925. Our motto is "Au dela des Alpes se 
trouve 1' Italio" — Beyond the Alps lies Italy. 



LYCEUM 

The Lyceum is one of the oldest organizations of the school. It is 
through this medium that the students are trained in public activities, 
such as singing and reciting. Both the social and intellectual life of the 
students is developed. 

The society meets every Friday evening. The faculty, as well as the 
entire student body, is quite active and contributes its share toward mak- 
ing our Lyceum a success. It has always been a custom to select as our 
officers the most efficient members of the student body, and these are 
always aided by a faculty adviser. The programs consist of recitations 
and orations from the greatest writers and musical selections from the 
greatest composers. The students entertain the patrons of the school as 
well as the student body with their well prepared programs. 

The final program in each school year consists of selections, both lit- 
erary and musical, by the best talent in the school and an address by a 
chosen speaker. The President of our Lyceum is also Editor-in-Chief of 
our Annual, while the Vice-President is Editor-in-Chief of our school paper. 

OFFICERS 

President NICHOLAS MEEKINS 

Vice-President ILA KAE WOOD 

Secretary SARAH H. WROTEN 

Treasurer MISS E. J. LEWIS 

Faculty Adviser , MISS W. M. KING 



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GLEE CLUBS 

The Boys' and Girls' Glee Clubs are two of the most progressive clubs 
in school. Under the direction of Miss Marie Davis, the work has been 
carried on faithfully and well, and the result is evident. 

The clubs organized not only for the purpose of rendering the highest 
class of music correctly but also of studying it so that an appreciation for 
the best in the art might be developed. Up to a certain point music has 
always been welcomed as a pi-ecious influence in the life at State Normal, 
for if there is one means of emotional expression that is more universal 
and instinctive than any other, it is through music. Whenever in school 
life there is the enthusiasm of fellowship and loyalty, this high spirit over- 
flows in melody. 

In addition to furnishing music for church services and chapel exer- 
cises, the combined clubs assist in the music for Lyceum and also in pre- 
senting cantatas and operettas. 

It is hoped that the clubs will continue to prosper and add to the 
spirit of State Normal. 

OFFICERS 

President PAULINE DAVIS 

Vice-President MARY WILLIAMS 

Secretary ILA KAE WOOD 

Treasurer MISS MARIE DAVIS 




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REV. K. R. McRAY, President Alumni Association 



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THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL 

The Alumni Association of the State Normal School of Elizabeth City, 
N. C, is a very successful auxiliary of the institution. We, the members 
of the association, attribute our success to the high intellectual, moral, 
and religious standards which the school has been able to maintain through- 
out these years of valuable service given to eastern North Carolina, and 
to other parts of the country. 

We are mindful of the fact that, without great and large-hearted men 
and women as teachers from year to year, boys and girls would not be 
prepared to surmount the obstacles of life. 

When we look around and see what the members of our association 
are doing, we feel proud. North and South, East and West we find hon- 
orable members of our association. On the farms, through honest toil, 
we find them feeding the world with the produce from Mother Nature. In 
both the country and the town we find them living examples of how to live. 
They are building homes, rearing families, and teaching school to the glory 
of our Maker. 

Doctors we have, relieving pain and doing the mission of the great 
Doctor. Lawyers have won their way to the bar of justice and are now 
proclaiming the legal gospel of justice for our group, and demanding the 
chance to show the good that is in us. 

From our group preachers have been and are still being called to 
preach the word in season and out of season. They are studying to show 
themselves approved unto God, workmen that need not be ashamed, rightly 
dividing the word of truth to all men, even to the other parts of the world. 

Others we have who are doing their part in this program of uplift. 

With the hope that this brief survey may lend encouragement, let us 
say just this: Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, acquit yourselves like 
men, be strong. 

REV. J. R. R. McRAY, 
President Alumni Association. 

OFFICERS 

President REV. J. R. R. McRAY 

Vice-President MR. THOMAS J. RAYNER 

Secretary MISS MALINDA A. PERKINS 

Treasurer MISS BEULAH M. SPELLMAN 

Recording Secretary MRS. JENNIE BUTLER 



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Since this is the first attempt that has been made by the State Normal 
School to publish an annual, the staff would not feel that it was doing 
justice to the Normal Light nor to our school if it were not to give some 
information concerning the past history of our athletic activities. 

In the outset, we will make clear that the athletics of the State Nor- 
mal School are not as fully developed as we desire. They are confined 
chiefly to football, baseball and basketball. Still, the editor has endeavored 
to gather enough material from various sources to connect the past with 
the present so that the readers of the Normal Light will see and under- 
stand just what our school has been doing along this line, and then they 
can decide whether or not any progress has been made. 

In the early years of the school little or no attention was given to the 
athletic side of school life, but we can understand why. The school like 
any other school spent its time in making sure its foundation and develop- 
ing the curriculum along with the difficulties that were to be overcome. 
These are some of the things that help to explain the school's slow prog- 
ress in this particular field. 

Football has been the chief sport from the outset. It was first begun 
by Professor Logan, a graduate from Howard University, who came to 
this school in 1914 as an instructor. Aside from his class work, he took 
upon himself the responsibility of training a team of perfectly green men. 
The players were very enthusiastic and in a few months surprising results 
were accomplished this first season. The best game of the season was 
played against the Roanoke Institute of Elizabeth City, N. C, the score 
being 30 to in favor of the State Normal School. This victory not only 
proved to them the fruits of their two months of earnest work, but it gave 
them inspiration for future victories. So with these enthusiastic few, 
Prof. Logan started the spark of athletic spirit in the school. 

In the spring of the same year, baseball made its advent. The season 
was a success. Several games were played, most of which State Normal 
team won. 

For the next two or three years baseball and football declined for the 
reason that no one took the responsibility of coaching the teams, and as 
a consequence, the sports were on a drift — playing a game now and then 
whenever finance enough could be collected. 

During these intervening years, a girls' basketball team came into 
existence, but owing to the lack of interest on the part of the girls it did 
not grow rapidly. They made themselves content to play games for amuse- 
ment, but little trace as to the progress of the team has been found. 

In the year of 1919, Prof. Winston Douglas, one of Lincoln Univer- 
sity's graduates, came to State Normal School as a teacher in Mathe- 
matics. He assumed the responsibility of coach of the football team and 
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movement of organized sports. Through the association, more finance 
was raised, which enabled the team to be better equipped and therefore 
do better work. This year the first game was scheduled with St. Paul 
School of Lawrenceville, Va. The fact that St. Paul's team was heavier 
and more experienced explains why the game was lost. Out of the four 
games of the season only one was lost by our team. 

For two years Prof. Douglas coached both baseball and football so suc- 
cessfully until another school secured his services. We give Prof. Douglas 
much credit for what he did for the school, and we will always remember 
him for his work of establishing the Athletic Association. 

The football season of 1920 showed an improvement over that of the 
previous year. The season brought success and each player deserves credit 
for his enthusiastic spirit. Lewis, Taylor and Cuffee were considered the 
stars for that season. 

Baseball of the same year proved better than the years before. The 
team played against the Hertford High Schccl and the local team of Eden- 
ton, N. C. Both of these games were won. There were other games 
played during the season. 

The year of 1921 brought to us another coach, Prof. J. A. Eley, a 
graduate of Morehouse College, who took up the work with just as much 
enthusiasm as the previous coaches. However, this season was not so 
successful due to the loss of several old player. Not many games were 
played. The season lagged because of the lack cf interest on the part of 
the players, but by the 1922 season, new material had been developed to 
(ill the vacancies and this season was more successful. 

Prof. Ely was coach of the baseball team also. We remember him 
for his proficient discipline. 

In the Fall of 1923, Prof. C. F. Holmes, another one of Howard's 
graduates, came to the State Normal School and began his services just 
where they were most needed. He can be truthfully called the "Father 
of Reformation" of Athletics in the State Normal School, because of the 
plan he introduced to secure finance for the promotion of athletics. 

This season brought a number of new players on the team, which 
developed into good material for the next season. There were five games 
played, two of which were won. The first game was played against the 
Norcum High School of Portsmouth, Va. The score was 1 to in favor 
of State Normal. The second game was played against St. Paul, the score 
being 39 to 13 — State Normal was the loser. The third game was against 
the Silver Eleven of Norfolk. Our team won by a score of 13 to 0. The 
other two games could probably have been won had our players kept up 
the spirit with which they started. 

In the year of 1923 another attempt was made to organize a girls' 
basketball team. This team was under the supervision of Miss M. E. Cole. 
Since they were just beginners with no experience, no games were sched- 
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The football season of 1924 on a whole was a very successful season. 
When we consider the financial side, it was the most successful season in 
the history of athletics. However, the victories for our school were fewer 
than during the previous season. The failures can be attributed to several 
causes — some for which the team was responsible. 

The first game cf the season was played October 4th against St. Paul. 
of Lawrenceville, Va. The Normal team was defeated by a score of 39 to 
13, but we must not forget that the Normal boys were good losers. They 
played hard and went far enough to cross St. Paul's line, and that was 
something that had not been done by another team for some time. The 
fact alone that St. Paul's team was a college team and the Normal just a 
high school team explains why St. Paul should win. 

The second game was played October 11th on the gridiron of Virginia 
Normal and Industrial Institute. Normal was again defeated with heav.v 
losses. This again was a college team and the heavy weight men were 
too much of a match for our boys. 

The third game was scheduled with the Silver Eleven, October 17th, 
on the Normal gridiron. The score was 7 to 0, Normal team being the loser. 

On October 31st the fourth game was played against the Norcum 
High of Portsmouth. The score was 7 to in favor of State Normal. 

On November 22nd the game was played on the gridiron of the Booker 
T. Washington High School of Norfolk, Va. This game could probably 
have been won but for some careless plays made by our players. Normal 
was defeated 20 to 0. 

The last game cf the season was played November 27th against the 
Elizabeth City Tigers, on the State Normal gridiron. The game ended 
with a score of 8 to 2 in favor of State Normal. 

We give much credit to the team of 1924, although their victories 
were few, but we shall expect even greater things from them next season. 
Football Squ?.d 

Coach PROF. C. F. HOLMES 

Captain NICHOLAS MEEKINS 

Line-up 

WILLIAM PARKER Center 

MATTHEW CARRINGTON Quarterback 

MANLEY ROYAL Left End 

CHARLES FAYTON Right End 

BRADSHAW STALLINGS Left Halfback 

HARRY SLALE Right Halfback 

OWEN THOMPSON Right Guard 

NORMAN PARKER Left Guard 

AUSTIN STITT Right Tackle 

ROOSEVELT BARCLIFFE Left Tackle 

NICHOLAS MEEKINS (Capt.) Fullback 

Subs 

JULIAN MEBANE Quarterback 

ELMER WHITE Fullback 

RALPH HILL Guard 

MURRELL HOLLEY Center 

ROBERT EARL Halfback 

HENRY CABARRAS Tackle 

DOLPHUS WOODHOUSE End 

GEORGE FRUDEN Guard 

ARLEAMON SADLER Fullback 



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BASEBALL OF 1924-25 

The baseball season of 1924 was one of the outstanding seasons since 
the beginning of our school. The season was not a successful one from 
the standpoint cf games won, but all things considered it was a successful 
season. State Normal finished the schedule of six games with two vic- 
tories and four defeats. 

The season ooencd with a game at home with the Hertford Giants as 
the opposing team. The game ended with a victory for the Hertford 
Giants. The next game was a return game played at Hertford. Again 
Normal was defeated by a score of 9 to 6. 

After meeting with two consecutive defeats, State Normal came back 
and defeated Plymouth, their greatest and oldest rival, by a score of 1-'! 
to 3. This fact alcne wculd almost be enough to make the entire season a 
success. 

The season ended with a game with the Albemarle Training School of 
Edenton. This game brought to State Normal a victory of 7 to 6. 

Baseball Squad 

Coach and Manager PROF. H. M. JACOBS 

Captain JAMES ADAMS 

FRANKLIN RANSOME Pitcher 

DOLPHUS WOODHOUSE Catcher 

CHARLES ANDERSON Second Base 

ROBERT EARL Center Field 

AUSTIN STOP Right Field 

MANLEY ROYAL Left Field 

JAMES ADAMS (Capt.) Short Stop 

CHARLIE FEYTON First Base 

WILLIAM HARDY Third Base 

MATTHEW CARRINGTON HORACE WARD 

HARRY SLADE ANDREW MORRIS 

THEODORE WHITFIELD JAMES WILLIAMS 

BASKETBALL TEAM 

MISS FLORENCE HICKMAN Manager 

MRS. S. D. YOUNG Referee 

MISS ILA KAE WOOD Captain 

RUTH CHERRY 
MARTHA MITCHELL 

Forwards 

VALNOLIA GREEN 
TULIE CHERRY 

Guards 

ILA KAE WOOD 
MADELINE CLARK 

Center 

Subs 
LUCY WOOD JANIE HATCH 

SARAH WROTEN GOLDIE PARKER 

The girls' basketball team under the supervision of Miss Florence 
Hickman was rather late in organizing and for that reason net very much 
was accomplished. Games were played on the campus and there is a 
hopeful outlook that other games will be played. It does not yet appear 
what the team shall be, but great things are expected from it. The spirit 
and the enthusiasm of the team give us our base for future hopes. 



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JAMES ADAMS 
Captain of 1925 Baseball Team 



THE NORMAL LIGHT 1925 

Songs and Yells 



Cheer on Old Normal 
Normal must win 
Fight to a finish 
Never give in. 
Rah! Rah! Rah! 
You'll do your best boys 
We'll do the rest boys 
Fight on to victory. 

(Tune of "Yes, We Have No Bananas") 

Yes, State Normal must win it, 
State Normal must win it today, 
We'll hit men and stack 'em, 
And then with a phoney play, 
We'll make a large hole through 
The center and then it will enter. 
Oh, yes, State Normal must win it, 
State Normal must win today. 

(Tune, "It Ain't Goin' Rain No Mo' ") 

Carrington he kicks hard, 
Bradshaw he runs fast, 
When a team meets our team 
Their first game will be their last. 

Chorus: 
We ain't goin' to lose no more, 
We ain't goin' to lose no more, 
With such men as we have here, 
We can't lose no more. 
We can't lose no more. 
Bill Parker he plays center, 
Norman plays right guard, 
With such men as the Parker Brothers 
Our team must be hard. 

Chorus. 
Jule Mebane is halfback, 
Meekins is fullback, 
No team can defeat our team 
When they hit the track. 

Chorus. 
Earl, he plays left half, 
White, he plays the same, 
And with Feyton on the end 
We can't lose a game. 

Chorus. 
With Stitt tackling left, 
Cabarrus tackling right, 
Any man who crosses the line 
Will surely have to fight. 

Chorus. 



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What's the matter with State Normal? 

She's all right. 

Who said so? 

Everybody. 

Who is everybody? 

State Normal. 

State Normal, Rah ! 

State Normal, Rah! 

State Normal, Rah! Rah! Rah! 



With an S— with a T, 
With a S-T-A-T-E. 
With an N — with an 0, 
With an N-O-R-M-A-L, 
Normal ! Normal ! Normal ! 

(Tune of "You've Got to See Mamma Every Night") 

You've got to play football every day, 
Or you can't play football at all. 
You've got to play football every day, 
Or you can't leave here when they call. 
If you want to make the team, 
You've got to hit it hard, I mean ; 
You've got to play football every day, 
Or you can't play football at all. 

SCHOOL SONG 

(Tune of "Linger Awhile") 

Dear Old State Normal, we are proud of thee, 
We love thy stately buildings tall, 
The loyal members of thy faculty 
Who'll always answer to your call. 

Chorus : 

We love thee, State Normal, thy walls we adore, 

Thy chapel and classrooms we'll remember for lore, 

And when we have gone away, our memories with you will stay. 

We'll always adore thee forever, for aye. 

Thy sacred walls will stand for many years, 
Thy campus and thy gridiron, too. 
Thy sons and daughters think of thee with tears, 
And we'll always to thee be true. 

—I. K. Wood. 

THE TEAM OF '25 

Here's to the team of '25, 
The team that played and won, 
The team that could not be defied, 
The team that did not shun. 

It hit the goals, the touch-down made, 
It smashed 'em right and left, 



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We were always sure what the losers paid, 
When our team put out their best. 

With humble hearts we thank our team, 
Who have closed their football doors, 
We hope you'll realize your dreams 
If you play a hundred more. 

You did the very best you could, 

Altho' you lost one or two, 

You did as much as a college team would 

And you have put them thru. 

We can not express in thanks 

The glorious work you've done, 

But we extend the best we have 

To you, the dutiful ones. 

— W. C. Graves. 



HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL 

The State Normal School at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was or- 
ganized and began operation as an Institution for the training of teachers 
January 4, 1892. At the beginning there were only two teachers, the prin- 
cipal and his assistant— Prof. John H. M. Butler. The present principal 
organized the Institution, and the General Assembly appropriated nine 
hundred dollars for its maintenance. Since the State owned neither a foot 
of land nor a building, it rented a little frame structure on the campus of 
Roanoke Institute for a year or two. Afterward the State Normal School 
was moved to the Old Normal Building on Shannon Street. Only sixty- 
four students, representing nine counties, were enrolled. 

Reverend James W. Brown, now pastor of Mother's Zion Church, New 
York City, succeeded Prof. Butler as assistant. The General Assembly 
then increased the small appropriation of nine hundred dollars to fifteen 
hundred dollars. The faculty was slowly increased from year to year. 

There were several Normal Schools in the State, but the time came 
when the State thought it best to reduce the number to three. Our prin- 
cipal and his friends had a hard fight to keep our School at Elizabeth City. 
On one occasion the principal spoke in the State Legislature before the 
leaders of the State, pleading that our School remain at Elizabeth City. 
He succeeded. 

The School was next moved to a beautiful site on Southern Avenue, 
formerly known as Shannon Street, and there it has remained. As has 
been previously stated, when the School was organized, the State owned 
neither a foot of land nor a single building. Today the Institution owns 
forty-one acres of land, and, including two homes for teachers, eleven 
buildings have been erected. These are well equipped. The valuation of 
the property of the School is three hundred and ninety-nine thousand nine 
hundred and twenty dollars. Instead of having two teachers, as we had 
in the beginning, there are. including the Practice School teachers, twenty- 
eight. The enrollment has increased to over seven hundred and fifty 
students, representing forty-one counties and nine states. The Institution 
continues to grow and extend its usefulness. Every Negro should be proud 
of our School, and do whatever is possible for its future success. 

We thank the State for what it has done, and for what it will do for 
the benefit of the Negro race. We hope that in the writing of a subsequent 
historian what has been said here will serve merely as an introduction. 



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STATE NORMAL SCHOOL HYMN 

Air — America. 
I. L. Parker, Third Year Class, '13-'14 



Of State Normal we sing, 
Her praises long may ring 

Throughout the land; 
With words sound out her praise. 
Monuments to her be raised, 
Make her light brightly blaze, 

On all of us. 



In her new home we'll fight 
To serve her with our might. 

Our State Normal ; 
We know she'll shed her light, 
And ever hold the right, 
With duty plain in sight, 

Our State Normal. 



We love her Head who stayed 
With many helps and aids 

Twenty-three years; 
Her boys and girls and all 
Who'll answer to her call 
Thus honor on her fall, 

Dear State Normal. 



Therefore we'll sound her praise 
Throughout the coming days 

All o'er the land ; 
With love for all mankind, 
She never fails to find 
Some good in every mind, 

Blest State Normal. 



The richest and the best 
Of blessings on her rest 

For ever more; 
We pray that wisdom guide, 
And truth fore'er abide, 
While short the years may glide, 

With State Normal. 



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FUN 

The things that are told to the Fourth Year boys go in one ear and 
out the other. The girls have them beat, though, for what's told to them 
goes in both ears and out their mouths. 



Miss Lawrence can't tell peas from beans. Upon asking the store- 
keeper if brown peas were navy beans, she received the following reply: 
"No, ma'm. The khaki colored ones are army peas; the navy beans are 
the white duck ones." 



The science teacher asked the class, "When does it snow?" 
Miss Wilson — When it is too cold to rain. 



The English teacher, becoming a little astonished at the recitations 
furnished by some of the members of the Senior Class, decided to have a 
little review. 

"Mr. Robinson, conjugate the verb begin in the present perfect tense, 
active voice." 

Mr. Robinson — I am starting, I used to start, I kept going. 



Student to Teacher — Can't the word but be used as a preposition as 
well as a conjunction? 

Teacher — Yes, also as an adjective and an adverb. 

Student — This is an adjective use, is it not, "The budding of a tree"? 



Teacher — Mr. Shannon, conjugate the verb run in the present perfect 
tense, active voice. 

Shannon — Run, ran, flew. 



Father — Great heavens, son, how you do look! 

Son — Yes, father, I fell in the mud-puddle. 

Father — What ! with your new pants on ? 

Son — Yes, father — I didn't have time to take them off. 



Causie — Oh, sir, please stop the train. I have dropped my wig out of 
the window. 

Backus — Never mind, Sis — there is a switch just this side of the 
next station. 



Robert — Your friend Searcv is very absent-minded. 
Blount— Is that so? 

Robert — Yes. Yesterday evening after the storm he nut his umbrella 
to bed and stood himself in the corner to drip. 



Teacher — Name a colored woman who has done something great for 
the colored boys and girls. 
John — Mamie Smith! 



Doctor — Did you give the medicine according to directions? 

Student — Well, Doctor, you said give Katie one of these pills three 
times a day until gone. I did that and all the pills gave out but Katie 
ain't gone yet. 



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Teacher — Where do you live? 

Ellen — I live next door to Jimmie Lee. 

Teacher — And who is Jimmie Lee? 

Ellen — He is the little boy that lives next door to me. 



Teacher — Little boy, have you any musical instrument that needs 
tuning? 

Little Boy — No, but maybe my sister's beau will let you tune him. 
Ma said he was not high toned enough for us. 



Teacher — Name the digestive juices. 
Student — Pancreatic juice. 
Teacher— What is the other? 
Student — Grape juice. 



Backus — Congratulate me, Bob; I am engaged to Miriam Gore. 

Bob — I am awfully sorry, old top, but I am engaged to Miriam myself. 



Teacher — Can any of you tell me what the ruler of Russia was called ? 
Polly— The Czar. 

Teacher — And what was the Czar's wife called? 
Polly— The Czarina. 

Teacher — That's very good. Now what were the Czar's children 
called ? 

Polly — Czardines. 



When Lill Moss goes to the store the clerk never lets her ask for any- 
thing at first. He goes to the shelf and gets her a package of gum and 
then savs, "What else?" 



Mr. Stallings was working over town in a private boarding house. 
He was green on the job but he wanted the lady in charge to think that 
he knew all about the work. One morning Stallings was sent to find out 
what kind of cereal the boarders desired. When he returned he reported 
as follows: "Madame, they don't want any cereal at all this morning. 
They asked for cream of wheat." 



Robert — That sure is a flaming tie you have on. 
Charles — You are sure right; I got it on a fire sale. 



Every time a lazy man looks at the clock the day becomes longer. 



When day breaks some men are too lazy to make use of the pieces. 



A group of farmers were complaining of potato bugs. 

"The pests ate my crop in two weeks," said one. 

"They ate mine in two days and then roosted on the trees to see if I 
had planted more," said another. 

"That's very remarkable," said Mr. Jacobs. "I saw a couple of potato 
bugs examining books in a seed store to see what farmers had bought 






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1925 THE NORM AL LIGHT 113 



Final Word 



Our four years of High School work have come to an end. We must 
now leave the dear old school which has meant so much to us, to take up 
the larger responsibilities which confront us. We do, however, with con- 
fidence fortified by the ideals taught us by our instructors and by the 
friendships that have been formed here. In the years to come, when Fate 
shall have sent each to his respective vocation and only memory remains, 
it is then that we shall pensively review this book, re-live the happy days 
spent in State Normal School and one by one remember the faces in con- 
nection with some pleasant occasion. Then it is that we shall remember 
as the best days of our lives, the four years spent in old State Normal. 
The time has come when we, the High School Class of 1925, must bid a 
fond farewell to our classmates, the under-graduates, and the faculty who 
have so carefully advised us. 



114 



THE NORMAL LIGHT 



1925 




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McCABE & GRICE 

"THE BUSY STORE SINCE 1890" 

GOOD-MERCHANDISE 

moderately priced 
quality and service 

Keep Your Eye On "The Busy Store" 



When in need of anything in the Furniture or 
Housefurnishing line see 

Quinn Furniture Co. 



The Big Furniture Store 

A FULL LINE OF THE BEST FURNITURE 
AT THE LOWEST PRICES 



CloMfeet Garments 



for every occasion 

We pride ourselves on handling dependable mer- 
chandise, only. 

Whether it is for morning afternoon or evening 
wear, we have it — and the style is right — 

Quality, Style and Value are contained in every 
garment we sell. 



M. Leigh Sheep Company 




Woman's 
Wear 



Elizabeth 
City, N.C. 



Daily Capacity, 75 Tons 

Crystal Ice and Coal Corporation 

Wholesale and Retail Ice Dealers 



EGG 
STOVE 

NUT 
CERTIFIED 



COAL 



SPLINT 
STEAM 
COAL 
BRIQUETS 



WE DELIVER FROM $1.00 WORTH OF COAL UP 
ALL ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED 



PHONES 1(> AND 71(1 



MARK TWAIN was once 
asked : 

"Of all your books, 
which do you like best?" 
His prompt re s p o n s e 
was: 

"MY BANK BOOK" 




FIRST & CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK 

Elizabeth City, N. C 

TWO KINDS OF INTEREST— PERSONAL & 4 PER CENT 



Up-To-The Minute bank 
service for more than a 
third of a century — 



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711-17 EAST OLNEY ROAD 

Norfolk, Virginia 

P. B. YOUNG, President H. C. YOUNG, Secretary 

Write for Samples and Estimates 



D. R. Morgan & 
Company 

Wholesale Grocers 

Sales Agent for 

Waseo Flour 

— Always Good — 

and 
—Good All Ways 

ELIZABETH CITY, N C. 





MELICK 


We 


supply every School need 


and 


carry a complete line. 




See us for 




Graduation Gifts 


and 


we will show you the most 


attractive line in the City. 




MELICK 



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Keep Your Teeth Clean 

DR. F. C. COOKE 

Dental Surgeon 

Phone 650 Office 2d Floor 

Residence 816-W Albemarle Bank 



BRAY'S 

FRENCH DRY CLEANERS 
AND DYERS 




19 WATER STREET 
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



LEONARD 
PHARMACY 




Pure Drugs 

PATENT MEDICINE 
TOILET ARTICLES 
CIGARS AND 
COLD DRINKS 

136 POINDEXTER STREET 
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



THIS SPACE 
CONTRIBUTED BY 

DUFF PIANO 
COMPANY 




Pianos 



Victrolas 

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



Let us build you a 
home 




Now is the time to join the 

Peoples' Building and 
Loan Association 

Offices at the Albemarle Bank, corner 
of Fearing and Poindexter Streets. 

F. C. COOK, President 
N. E. HART, Secretary-Treasurer 



Howard University 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 



J. STANLKY IHUKKi:. A. M.. Ph. U., D. D. 



REGISTRATION 

Spring Quarter March 14, 1925 

Summer Quarter June 19, 1925 

Autumn Quarter... Sept. 25, 26, 1925 
For Catalogue and Information Write 

F. D. Wilkinson, Registrar 

HOWARD UNIVERSITY 

WASHINGTON, D. C. 



R. A. BYRUM 
COMPANY 



WHOLESALE AND RETAIL 

GROCERS 

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



Walk Around the Cornor and Sai 
A Dollar 



C. E. Benton Ossie B. West 

BENTON & WEST 

Men's, Boys' and Children's 

CLOTHING 

Shoes and Furnishings 

Home of 

INTERACTIONAL TAILORING 

COMPANY 

Phone 7 13 N. Poindexter St. 

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



A. B. SEELEY 
& SON 




WHOLESALE 

FRUIT 

Produce and Fancy 

GROCERIES 

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 
Established 32 Years 



Not The 


Oldest 


Not The 


Largest 


Just The 


Best 


SAVINGS BANK & 


TRUST COMPANY 


ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. 



THE 

APOTHECARY 

SHOP 

Pure Drugs 



The drug store that appreciates 

the patronage of students and 

teachers 



THE APOTHECARY SHOP 
In the Hinton Building 

Phone 400 



MERCHANDISE 
OF MERIT 

Merchandise of merit together 
with conscientious service have 
made our store a popular trad- 
ing place. 

Our stocks are complete with 
the newest seasonable mer- 
chandise in all weaves, pat- 
terns and colors; merchan- 
dise of durability and style. 

Rucker & Sheeley 
Company 

Elizabeth City's Best Store 



The King Mutual Life 
Insurance Company 



Wants you for a member or an 
agent 



The people join in great 
numbers because they do 
what the contract calls for 
and have won the confidence 
of t'he people through honest 
dealings. 



We lay aside a pension for you. 
Active agents wanted. Write for 
terms to 

S. D. McRAE 

101 EAST GALE STREET 
EDENTON, N. C. 



"In Business For Your Health" 

SEDBERRY'S 
DRUG STORE 

Everything in the 

Drug Line 

Kodak Supplies, Candies 
Drug Sundries 

"As Near Yon As Your Phone" 

106 S. POINDEXTER STREET 

Elizabeth City, N. C- 



G. W. TWIDDY 

Everything 

In The 

Grocery Line 



IF IT'S GOOD TO EAT 
WE HAVE IT 



PHONES 185-985 



12 S. POINDEXTER STREET 



JOHN T. DAVIS 

Dealer In 

CHICKENS 

EGGS 

COUNTRY PRODUCE 

GROCERIES 

NOTIONS. ETC. 



il6 SOUTH ROAD STREET 

PHONE 724 
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



ALBEMARLE 
BANK 

General Banking 

WE SOLICIT YOUR 
PATRONAGE 



COURTEOUS AND EFFICIENT 
SERVICE 



M. G. Morrisette 
& Company 




Big Main Street 
Furniture Store 

ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. 



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The Sanitary Bell Shop 



CLEANING, PRESSING 
DYEING, ALTERING 
AND REPAIRING 

Special Rates To Students and 
Teachers 

308% MATTHEW STREET 

./. MILTON DYER, Manager 
Phone 484 Elizabeth City,~N. C. 



COMPLIMENTS OF 

DR. W. W. SAWYER 




ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



S. J. WALSON 
Undertaker 

and 
Embalmer 

PHONE 536 
ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. 



Graduation Day 
Approaches 

The first big event in the lives of 
Boys and Girls. Graduation Day, is 
an early event. We have assembled 
a wonderful collection of gifts suit- 
able for both Boys and Girls. We 
remind parents and friends of the 
Graduates that early selection is ad- 
visable, especially of those gifts 
which require engraving. 

Out of City orders for gifts 
will have prompt attention. 

Bright Jewelry Co. 

COR. MAIN AND MARTIN STS. 
ELIZABETH, CITY, N. C. 



Berry Brothers 


Dealers in Fresh and Salt Water 


FISH 


All Kinds of Sea Pood 


Phone 595 Prompt Service 


CITY MARKET 


ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



SINCE I 882 

Since the birth of this old jew- 
elry establishment over forty- 
three years ago there has been 
but one policy : 



To maintain the highest 
standards of quality at 
the lowest possible price. 



This policy has gained us many 
friends and patrons. It is to this 
confoiminty we accord our unusual 
growth. 

LOUIS SELIG 

Your Jeweler Since 1882 
MAIN AND WATER STREETS 



Established 1904 

L. D. OVERTON 

General 
Merchandise 



STAPLE AND FANCY 
GROCER, GAS AND OIL 



PHONE 161 521 S. ROAD ST. 

ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



Culpepper Hardware 
Company 

Baseball 

and 

Football Goods 

Hardware 

Stoves and Tinware 



14 AND 16 N. POINDEXTER, ST. 
ELIZABETH CITY, N. C. 



FOWLER 
COMPANY 

ELIZABETH CITY. N. C. 

Dry Goods 
Notions 
Shoes 

Hosiery A Specialty 

'c Appreciate Your Patronage 



We especially invite every 
student of the State Normal 
School to visit our store and see 
that we are the 

Style Headquarters 

FOR COLLEGIATE TYPE 

CLOTHES AT ALL 

PRICES FROM 

$18.00 up 

D. Walter Harris 

"THE CITY TAILOR" 




EAT W1NIKREAM 

"THE CREAMY KIND" 

WINIKREAM CO., 

ELIZABETH CITY, N C. 




WHY DO YOU WORRY ABOUT 
COOKING BREAD WHEN YOU 
CAN BUY IT AT R A P E R ' S 
STAR BAKERY? 



WHOLESALE AND RETAIL 

Raper's Star Bakery 

ELIZABETH CITY, N C. 

MARTIN STREET 

PHONE 420 



Shaw University 

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA 

The only "A" College in North 
Carolina for Negro Youth; co- 
educational 



Department*: Academy (begin n i n g 
3rd Year), College, Theological, Mis- 
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Degrees given: A. B., B. S., B. Th. 
Terms moderate. Send for catalogue 



Address 

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RALEIGH, N. C. 




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George E. Jones 



STAPLE AND FANCY 
GROCERIES 



Country Produce A Specialty 
Fruit, Tobacco and Snuff 



101 Lawrence, Cor. Martin St. 
Phone 263 Elizabeth City, N. C. 



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